Practitioner Profile: Eric Presser, MD
Board Certified Thoracic Surgeon practicing minimally invasive non-cardiac surgical operations (in the chest cavity)
General surgery residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center (NY, NY) after graduting from Ross University School of Medicine with honors
Cardiothoracic Fellow at LSU (New Orleans)
Cardiothoracic Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio)
Premier Surgical Associates in Palm Springs
On medical staff at Desert Regional Medical Center
Practicing in the North Shore/LIJ Health System on Long Island since 2006
Rancho Mirage with his wife and two children, 5 & 3
Dr. Presser is new to the Valley bringing with him modern surgical technology that only top universities are utilizing. While he performs the full spectrum of Thoracic and Esophageal surgery, Dr. Presser’s main interest lies in minimally invasive lung and mediastinal surgery. He is also a tremendous supporter of lung cancer screening.
What made you choose the Coachella Valley? My wife is a California native and I always promised to get her back home. The Coachella Valley seems like a wonderful place to raise a family.
What new practices do you bring to the Valley? I routinely perform video assisted thoracic surgery which is minimally invasive as the incisions are smaller, there is less pain, and both recovery and hospitalization are shorter.
What are your thoughts on Integrated Health Care? I have always found a team approach to be most effective in patient care. I treat my patients like family and want the best for them, and am a fan of anything that helps achieve this goal.
Your best health advice? Don’t ignore your body–no matter how scared you may be of finding out results. You cannot fight a disease until you know it exists.
Best life advice? Treat people the way you want to be treated (The Golden Rule). Always do your best and go to bed happy. It sounds corny I know, but it works.
What are your hobbies? Anything outside with my kids–swimming, riding bikes, golf. And who doesn’t like football on Sundays?
Premier Surgical Associates
1180 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Suite E421 • Palm Springs, CA 92262
office: (760) 424-8224 • fax: (760) 424-8227
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